Thursday, January 31, 2008
Sometimes it's so stressful eating out. Oh and Nicholas is big now he thinks. He wants to pull grab and gnaw on everything he can reach. So when my plate came he decided to grab the sauce, the fork, and proceed to knock over the sauce with the fork. That was fun.To top it off he decided to spit up on me for good measure. Leaving spots on my pants that suspicously look like I wet myself.
Oh the joys of motherood. Think I will order in from now on.
So now I am off to buy stock in tylenol, and motrin. Trying to keep his fever under control. I do hope he gets better this weekend is a busy one. Wish us luck.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I am on a mission to make a tutu. Gianna and Yasmin need outfits for the disney princess on ice show. So since our girls are too big for the traditional costumes, I am dead set on making a tutu. Saw some cool websites here and there. I am off to Walmart in the am to get some tulle. Wish me luck!
Posted by Ida at 7:38 PM
Jon & Kate
Why am I crazy about this family? I am in awe of them, get frustrated, and nervous for them. I watch them intently. Thinking at times I have a hard time managing my 3. I can't imagine her 8. Plus it's a riot when her and her hubby disagree. I think she may be borderline OCD , but I think you would have to be also. Rock on Jon & Kate
Posted by Ida at 10:57 AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
So I am home now. I worked my 2 days. Today was hectic. We use a computer system that is attached to the internet so when the internet went down so did the entire hospital. It was a disaster. But oh well we handled it , and I don't go back to work till Monday next week.
Tommorrow is a relax dat, a chance to get caught up on the ever growing pile of laundry.
Richie I think is on the verge of getting sick. He is barking and coughing sounding like a seal with a croupy cough poor baby boy of mine. Hopefully he doesn't spread his viruses from person to person in the house.
Nicholas is on a roll literally. He is such a ham as happy as can be that he can roll now. But only to his right side though. Still working on rolling to the left. :) He can sit now with help. It's neat to see him see the world sitting up rather than laying on his back.
Gianna is plugging along doing well in school. No complaints or bad notes from the teacher so it can't be too bad huh. She really is a good child no complaints from me. She is still in ballet, and is looking forward to her recital in June.
Big Richie/DH is just looking forward to football this Sunday.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I have been in full party mode. I along with my family are planning my father's 50th birthday. I am such a geek and planned a western theme. Complete with cowboy hats badges, cups shaped as boots, and western music of course. I hope he enjoys it. It should be a really cute party. I can't believe my father is 50. He can still out run me. Is a gadget freak, loves his motorcycle. And seriously loves being plastered with all his grandkids.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Alright I am laying it out there. I gained alot of weight . Each pregnancy was like a bad dream about how much weight gain I had. Gianna was the kicker, I was young 19 when I got pregnant a great body not joking or being proud than something evil happened along the way and I gained 60 lbs. (insert popping eyes out here) So that was over the great body said see ya haha never to return.
So I spent the next few years trying to loose weight I finally lost but still kept a great memento called 15 lbs, and a flabby stomach.
Bam get pregnant with Richie not to bad this time 39 lbs. Not great but hey I was happy. Than some miraculous thing happened. By the time he was 1 I was back down to 122. There is a God.
Well come on Nicholas, and a lovely 50 lbs. This time it's coming off but not gone completely. I think breastfeeding does help , and I exercise when I can. My goal is to be at 120-125 by his first birthday as well.
I became a WW girl so watching all those foods I eat, trying to get a work out here and there. It's a struggle but I'm doing it. I am done another 3 lbs this week. YEAH ME!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I won an ebay auction on a 2008 weight watchers kit. Complete with calculator, and books about points. I hope it works. I am down another few pounds this week. We have a daily weigh in every Mon. So I hope I can get under the 140 mark.
DH is gone on a camping trip. (DH= Big Richie or Dear Husband)So I am wrangling all the kids by myself. I did however manage to work out a bit. I was suprised I did only 1 mile on the treadmill. Than ran around the park with the kids.
My goal is to lose it all by his first birthday. But I secretly would love to lose it all in the next 3 months. WIsh me luck.
Friday, January 18, 2008
I must say I was all gun hoe about starting a business only to find out a girl down the road opened guess what a childrens store. ugh where's the bangs head against desk smiley when I need it. I am happy for her I really am. I want people to suceed. But I also want my business to open someday. I know I will have some competition. She after all is only 7 miles away from my little town.
So I was thinking to start it at the brand spanking new mall we have. Well shoot. I called for prices. I think I almost lost my head when I heard the prices. 4000.00 a month for a in line store. 1600.00 a month for a kiosk. My gosh man! So back to square one. I think as I have metioned before I will sell like the tupperware lady does. Have parties here and there, and hopefuly build some clientely. whew this is hard , and I haven't even started. LOL
ok maybe my blog isn't the catchiest is that even a word and if it is I am sure I didn't spell it correctly. Anyways moving on. I see people visit me but don't show me any love. What's up with that. I wanna know what you think too? Come out you visitors who don't leave comments.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I am impressed. This woman won a marathon shortly after giving birth. I am in awe and also a wee bit jealous, like throwing rocks jealous. I can not believe that. There is a huge story about it awhile back.
I guess I can consider myself a jogger next to this woman.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
So I was working the last 2 days. I can honestly saw I enjoy work. At times it can get crazy but I feel I learn something almost everyday. I once considered going to the ICU but feel now is not the time. I can't commit to the orientation schedule at this time.
Did I always know I wanted to be a nurse No. I originally wanted to be a Dr. When I was younger and didn't know better. Well some where along the way I changed my mind and took the nursing path I have never looked back. I have been a nurse almost 3 years now. I still consider myself very green. I have the thought when you stop learning you need to leave nursing. To me there is always something new to learn.
Someday I want to be confident in myself and my nursing abilities. I think I take care of my patients well never have had any complaints but I feel I could do more for my patients. So I am going to continue to learn, and grow.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Hubby is taking Richie to see The veggie tales pirate movie. This is a high priority on the list of our 2 yr. old. Every time the commercial comes on he yells go watch movie mama. So of course he'll go see it today. I have a baby shower to attend at 1 pm. And DH aka Big Richie has football on his mind. Gianna has a friend over so I'll be taking her home shortly. They have been bickering at each other so I think it's over the fun has been had, and they are just being whiney lil girls at each other.
ok I went shopping with Big Richie for groceries. We were seriously out of all the stuff we use almost daily. Than we bought more stuff for those rare occasion that we might need it. Like Tempura mix, cake batters, flour , sugar. You get the idea. Than it was on to Costco the mecca of all things big. We purchased big towels, TP, soups, razors. I think I will not have to buy anything for a good long while. Big Richie goes crazy at times. Most times I like to make a list and stick to it. But my hubby the cook likes to veer off the list and we wind up in 250.00 in groceries. Just from one store mind you. That as not including costco. I won't say how much I spent there. Shear craziness.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Today my little guy is 5 months old. He is as sweet as can be but has a temper at times. He loves to be in the arms and carried all day long. Yep he's spoiled already. But hey they are only babies for a very short while. He is beginning to roll around from stomach to back. He is drooling and teething like crazy. He tries to gnaw or bite. I love his toothless smiles. It is so bright and happy.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Lately I have been a crazed woman. I think I am super woman at times trying to juggle work, motherhood, and this business thing.
I am convinced that all kids need to whine. Mine especially between the hours of 7 am till 10 pm. When they are not whining they are yelling or talking really loud. Loud enough to wake the dead , or a Nicholas that barely fell asleep.
I know for a fact that when you want to have some alone time with your hubby, your kids have an intuition to not sleep they are like little people on no doze. They will stay up later than you. You'll fall asleep long before they do.
I am amazed that a 5 month old can last off of three, 10 minute cat naps. And he still finds the time to wake up 3 times per night.
When you need to go somewhere and are finally dressed that is my kids que to spit up on you or spill his drink on you too.
My daughter will not get her fashion tips from any bratz or barbies.
My kids will always ask for something when we go to the store even though 5 minutes ago in the car I told them they weren't getting anything so don't ask.
That I will waste precious hours of my life trying to find missing socks that the dryer ate.
That I miss my ab's my butt and my boobs. Once upon a time they were firm and where they are suppose to be. Someday with the love of a good plastic surgeon they will be back to their glory days.
That is enough for now. I have more to say but the kids ran off with my brain. I have a short attention span now.
When did shopping become such an event. My Nicholas is now to big for the carrier. Once upon a time I could plop him in the carrier and put Richie in the basket and shop. Things would be piled around Richie's feet or arms but my shopping would get done. I was master of using one basket and getting everything imaginable into a 2x2 space it seemed. While Richie spread his legs over my broccoli, used my bread as a pillow or stacked cans just to watch them fall.
Well I am in shopping limbo now. Nicholas the little buddha is to small to sit on his own in the basket. He does a ganster lean to one side or the other. So I broke out with the double stroller. Thankfuly Big Richie was there to help. So off to Costco we went.
Big items later we made it through no problems. Who knows what is going to happen when I need to shop alone though. Baby Hawk here we come.
Posted by Ida at 8:35 PM
Monday, January 7, 2008
So I am 28 and still don't know how to put on eyeshadow. I had a crash lesson the other night from my gal pal Angie. I never knew how many colors you could have on what goes where or how much to put so she helped me. I have always been a fan of MAC makeup but I really got to use it. So here is my after shot. And of course for good measure a little pic of Nicholas.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Hmm alot has happened this year. I have been very blessed. I have a beautiful family home a good job and a wonderful husband. I have my health some money in the bank, and food in my cupboards. We are truly blessed and I thank God for that everyday.
As for the highlights.
I found out I was going to be a mother again. I had Nicholas in August. I look at him everyday and can't imagine our family with out him. He is a good baby with a sweet cuddly personality.
Richie is growing up so fast, he can talk your ear off and was potty trained this year.
Gianna is in ballet and enjoying herself. She received the flag this year for good citizenship in school. That was a highlight for us.
We bought our mini bus/suburban to haul our big family around.
We also got a dog named Rosie our boxer. She is driving us bonkers though with her constant biting and chewing anything that isn't tied down.
Richie got another job working with the nursing students although it was short lived the extra money was a bonus to have. He also has lost over 50lbs and is still going strong to loose another 30 more. I am so proud of him.
I am still in the ER working I have lost over 30lbs myself. Bye Bye baby weight still need 20 more but hey it'll come off. I also became an aunt. Woohoo my nephew Jaime is tons of fun.
We didn't have any major highlights except for the birth of Nicholas.
I look forward to the new year and what is has in store for our family. I am sure it'll be more to come more adventures for us. And just watching our family grow and grow.
Posted by Ida at 1:55 PM